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LibriVox recording of Richard III by William Shakespeare. Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around 1592-93. It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. As the play opens, the Wars of the Roses are over, King Edward IV (Richard's brother) is on the throne, and all is ostensibly well. The problem? Richard wants to be king - and he'll stop at nothing to realize his...
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LibriVox recording of As You Like It, by William Shakespeare. One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques...
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LibriVox recording of As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's pastoral comedy was written and first performed around 1599, and presents some of his familiar motifs: a cross-dressing heroine, a wise-cracking fool, brothers usurping their brothers' power, a journey from the court to the country, and various romantic entanglements. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett Cast Orlando: Arielle Lipshaw Adam/Hymen: Kevin Green Oliver/Le Beau/First Lord/First Page: Todd Touchstone/Dennis/First...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of the play, Richard II banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke from England. Bolingbroke later returns with an army and the support of some of the nobility, and he deposes Richard. Richard is separated from his beloved Queen,...
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LibriVox recording of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Banished from his own lands by a usurping brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been living on a deserted island for years, until fate brings the brother within the range of Prospero's powers. Will he seek revenge, or reconcilement? (Summary by Karen Savage) Cast: Narrator – Great Plains Alonso, King of Naples. – hefyd Sebastian, his brother. – Nathan Markham Prospero, the right Duke of Milan. – Bruce Pirie Antonio, his...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Cast: Claudius, King of Denmark -- Michael Sirois Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet -- Elizabeth Klett Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark -- dolohov Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King -- John Gonzalez Polonius, Lord Chamberlain -- Andy Minter Laertes, Son to Polonius -- Denny Sayers Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius -- Kristin Hughes Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius --...
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LibriVox recording of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth , perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what...
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